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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Nonprofit Policy Updates

Our Policy Update includes important information about the Main Street Lending Program and Employee Payroll Tax Deferral, as well as upcoming deadlines and advocacy opportunities.

Luann Feehan, President & CEO

Friday, May 29, 2020
Policy Update: PPP Guidance and Upcoming Legislation

On Thursday the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act. Last week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released guidance on loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In addition, there are several bills on the horizon that include legislation that would benefit nonprofits, including the HEROES Act, RESTART Act, and WORK NOW Act.

Luann Feehan, President & CEO

Monday, April 27, 2020
Survey Results - Share Your Experience: Kansas City Nonprofits & SBA Loans

Through an online survey, we collected information from Kansas City nonprofits about their experience applying for SBA Loans. 168 nonprofits responded between April 23 and April 27. We’ve compiled the results so that funders, policy makers, and the wider community can understand more about the effectiveness of federal response for the charitable sector.

Jackie Baker, Senior Director of Member Relations

Friday, April 24, 2020
Policy Alert: CARES Act Expansion Bill to Revitalize PPP and EIDL Loans

On Thursday, April 23, Congress passed a bill with $484 billion in additional funding to revitalize the CARES Act. This includes $310 billion in new spending for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and $50 billion for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). “Phase 3.5” of the CARES Act, or the Interim CARES Act, is expected to be signed into law on Friday, April 24.

Luann Feehan, President & CEO

Friday, March 27, 2020
Policy Alert: Federal Aid Package Provides Relief for Nonprofit Organizations

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) contains several provisions for nonprofit organizations as our sector faces new challenges.

Luann Feehan, President & CEO

Friday, March 20, 2020
Policy Alert: Next COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Could Help Nonprofits - What You Can Do

This next stimulus bill from Congress may be enacted as soon as this coming Monday, March 23. The latest draft includes support for charitable organizations, but nonprofits across the nation are asking for more.

Luann Feehan, President & CEO

Monday, March 9, 2020
Census 2020: Why It Matters to Kansas City Nonprofits

Nonprofit Connect hosted a panel on Tuesday, March 3 on what nonprofits need to know about the 2020 Census, and we've compiled the answers from the panelists, along with resources, to provide a case for nonprofits to take action on the 2020 Census.

Jackie Baker, Director of Marketing

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Policy Update: Reclaiming Nonprofit Transportation Tax Payments & More

On January 22, the IRS issued guidance that will help nonprofits quickly get back taxes paid on the now-repealed tax on nonprofit transportation benefits. In addition, find updates on proposed improvements to federal rules governing grants, an update on the proposed sale of the .org domain, and a reminder that the new Overtime Rule is in effect.

Luann Feehan, President & CEO

Monday, December 23, 2019
Policy Update: Repeal of Nonprofit Transportation Tax

The tax on nonprofit transportation benefits has been retroactively repealed. Last week, bipartisan legislation that repeals the tax was passed by Congress, and the President signed the bill into effect Friday night. The December 2017 tax law imposed an unrelated business income tax (UBIT) of 21 percent on the expenses that nonprofits incur for providing employee benefits like bus passes and employee parking.

Luann Feehan, President & CEO

Friday, September 27, 2019
Policy Update: DOL Overtime Rule Change

On Tuesday, September 24, the Department of Labor released their Final Rule regarding overtime compensation related to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Branden Haralson, Project Manager